Taylor Smith Dies After Asthma Attack; Marty Gaddis Charged After Dumping Body on Road Side


JASPER, Ga.—One suspect has been jailed and others face possible charges after authorities say a Taylor Smith’s body was left outside a mobile home in Jasper when friends could not revived her.

Smith, 20, died after an apparent asthma attack she experienced while with friends, police said. Pickens County sheriff’s deputies say the friends dropped her lifeless body off along Robin Lane. Deputies found the body near a trailer just down the road from the county jail.

Marty Gaddis, 38, faces charges that include concealing a death and abandonment of a body, WSB-TV reported. It wasn’t known whether Gaddis has an attorney.

Smith’s mother, Tanya Smith, is a Holly Springs police lieutenant.

“As a mother, I’m angry. I’m so angry that they treated her the way they did,” she said.

“She didn’t deserve just to be dumped on the side of the road, just because they didn’t know what else to do,” Smith added.

“She wanted to experience everything possible before she settled into what she considered a normal life,” Smith said. “In 19, 20 years, I’ve never heard of anyone doing such a thing. So, yeah, I think they should be prosecuted. I think they should pay for what they did to her.”

Jasper is about 60 miles north of Atlanta.

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  • Mortimer Post

    White trash partier kicked the bucket–a routine event. Mommy wants to blame someone else.

    • seksivitez

      Her Mom is a detective and pretty good at placing blame where it goes. They dropped the body and did not tell anyone- how on earth do you not see fault in that? But I see calling people names is a compulsion for you.

      Chill with the holier than thou attitude. She just lost a child.

  • seksivitez

    Drugs are idiotic and we have a real issue with young adults doing this.

  • Buddy White

    ” Mommy wants to blame someone else.” I think you may be onto something. Why hasn’t the family, Mommy, been given a closer look by the media? She hasn’t been by the police since she is one of them. Let’s not make this a white Travon Martin case.


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